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FOX News
Jan 28, 2014 8:00pm PST
former president bush. did the president crib off george w. bush? is that what you're saying? iet was familiar our job to help americans build a few tour of hope and opportunity, a few tour of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care, extending opportunity and hope, that came from the 2007 state of the union address by george w. bush. so, barack obama has gone from blaming george w. bush to plagiarizing george w. bush. >> did you write that speech? is that why it was familiar to you? >> i was the lead writer and i was listening to obama. >> this is brilliant. he's selling me. >> but of course, now, barack obama and george w. bush and conservatives have a different understanding of opportunity, barack obama believes passed opportunity is more government. and we believe more enterprise. >> what did you think about his tone? because we're told he was going to be defiant. and i heard people saying he was and he gave it to republicans and other people saying kind of lame. >> yes. i thought he was defiant the washington post this morning reported
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2014 1:00am PST
. >>> it's five years ago this week that former president george w. bush left office. they welcomed the new guy, shared some hugs and handshakes, and then president bush and first lady laura bush climbed into the helicopter and flew away. whenever that moment meant to you at the time, it has a whole new meaning now, because under federal law, once a president has been out of office for five years, the public gets to see a whole lot more about what that president was up to while he was in office. this monday, five years exactly after george w. bush left office, the george w. bush presidential library started accepting freedom of information act requests, that's what reporters call it, we say we are foia-ing documents. individuals, state and local companies can submit foia requests for records. this is a particularly great variety of nerd christmas. you, your grandmother, adoring wanna be george bush biographers, folks needing to settling a longstanding bet about the scooter libby prosecution, all of us, anyone, we can all now file requests demanding to know just about anything about the geor
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2014 8:00pm EST
the president is. how does he compare to president george w. bush or bill clinton? >> george w. bush was about at the same point of his stiff or year or -- his fifth six year. looking at recent presidents reelected, we find obama roughly where george w. bush was. is rating was coming down due to the iraq war and other issues. clinton was in the beginnings of the economic boom. joying the beginnings of the economic boom. frank newport is editor-in- chief of the gallup organization. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure to be with you. out,me of the editorials this is from the washington times. saying the national security is simply not a top obama administration priority. this is what it looked like from the washington times website should we are told two thirds of the speech will focus on domestic policy issues and a third on foreign-policy issues, including a discussion on iran and troops. the president is at the white house. he will depart shortly on pennsylvania avenue. the diplomatic entrance on the south lawn as we hear from you. good evening. democrat line. caller: thank you
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2014 1:00pm PST
though it was raised by republicans under that same guy, george w. bush. the same goes for immigration reforms, which to conservatives raises a new frontier. immigration reform, it was very nearly passed under, you guessed it, george w. bush. what can the gop agree on? according to poltico, presidents can't get through a sentence without mentioning obama or obamacare. didn't they already shut down the government over obamacare? and aren't people signing up for obamacare by the millions? so what. according to chief deputy, i think the shutdown is now ancient history. it's been eclipsed by obamacare overwhelmingly. joining me now from washington is congressman from minnesota's fifth district. thanks so much for joining us. congrats on the book. >> thank you, alex. thank you so much. >> i'm in vague disbelief that i just read civil minutes of text sort of in praise of what george w. bush accomplished. your thoughts. >> it's often said this is not your father's or grandfather's republican party. it's not even the republican party of five years ago. these folks are gone tea party over the e
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2014 1:47am EST
. host: we want to welcome back michael singh, a veteran of the george w. bush administration and now managing director of the washington institute for near east policy. let me begin with some news from the associated press. inspectors now in iran, led by the international atomic energy, and the u.s. looking at what iran has in terms of nuclear capacity. how much access to the have and what is their mission? guest: this is not a 1990's iraq-style inspection mission, show up wherever you want and get unannounced access to any place you want. there is a very defined list of facilities to which inspectors will have access in a very specified schedule as to when they will have access. many of these are facilities they have had access to before. their mission continues as it was before. they will have access to new facilities. these inspectors are verifying that iran is carrying out their obligations under this first step agreement. initially what we will be looking for is, to what extent does iran really throw open those doors to inspectors and how much do inspectors encounter resistance
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2014 11:17am EST
. [applause] >> looking back at five decades of notable state of the union addresses from lbj to george w. bush later today at 3:00 p.m. eastern, part of american history tv this weekend on c- span3. that is all leading up to president barack obama's 2014 state of the union address, live tuesday on c-span www.c-span.org on c-span,io, and -- c-span radio, and www.c-span.org . do see myself as a person trying to understand my place and trying to situate myself. i think the idea came to me when i was giving some lectures at the u.s. air force academy in a very rodrings, and mina, liberal young air force officer had lots of chats with me, looked i find very interesting. , andld me he was a liberal i did not want to grant to my mind any oppression i might adopt of the u.s. air force academy, right-wing and full of strange, radical, biblical fundamentals. so he tells me he is a liberal, and he tells me he was in favor of immigration, which i thought was very seraphim. when people come to this country, they should learn the native language. i don't think he was speaking about commancho. and i said, i quite
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2014 3:00am PST
george w. bush, a guy who has been nice and sweet to you, who you dearly love. your meeting, the first time i met him, jeb, brilliant guy but each can be prickley. >> serious. we call it serious. >> you're look i want him running my world but i might not invite him to thanksgiving dinner. but meet george w. and, man, the guy is warm and great and you're like i love this guy immediately. i remember watching an ann richards debate, tore her to shreds. he was great. get in george w. bush's head, the more formal it was, the worse it was. he was never michael bay but isn't it as weird as someone can be as good as george w. bush is as good of a person but it gets in their head and it's tough. >> bush's first debate against john kerry was like that. and i just finished "double down" and what president obama's debate was against john kerry. >> that was one of the worst i'd seen. >> those moments where he said "is my time up yet?" no, no, no, that's not what he'd do. george bush in '04 would talk and he'd ask for more time and they'd give him the time and he'd say "it's hard." >> i think that w
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2014 7:00pm EST
night. for george w. bush, it formed a real bond between the two of them. >> some statistics, by the time they made it to the white house, they had been married for 43 years and had lived in 29 different houses in 17 cities. dave murdock wants to know, rumor has it that barbara's hair turned white after robin's death. >> i believe that is true. >> she took the death very deeply. she went through a period of depression and it was only after she was so sad for so many months that she heard george outside saying to a young friend, i cannot come out and play today because i have to take care of my mother. she realized that was too much burden to put on a little boy. >> leroy is watching us in kentucky. >> did the bush family go by the scriptures? >> we do have a clip where barbara bush talks about her faith. were they church people? >> they always had very strong faith. i cannot really attest to how much church attendance was part of their lives, but i believe it was considerable. >> they did go to church. president bush did give one speech about his own spirituality. i am a person of fa
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2014 1:00am EST
" during george w. bush's first term. that was -- you know, they kept a fairly tight lid on things. i dealt directly with the bush white house when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. but, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. the obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. that is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. it's on a scale never seen before. this is the most secretive white house that at least as a journalist i have ever dealt with. >> you think this comes directly from the president? >> i would think that it would have to. i don't know that, but certainly enough attention has been focused on this issue that if he departed from the policies of his government, i think we'd know that at this point. >> so it makes it more difficult for "the new york times" to do its job in your opinion? >> absolutely it does. in the case of the white house, it does. in the case of specific journalists, i would talk for a minute about jim risen, who is one o
NBC
Jan 6, 2014 4:00am PST
days after christmas. >>> on this day in 2001, congress certified republican george w. bush the winner of the close 2000 presidential election as reported by nbc "nightly news." >> george w. bush of the state of texas has received for president of the united states 271 votes. al gore of the state of tennessee has received 266 votes. may god bless our new president and our new vice president and may god bless the united states of america. >> and this is "earl >>> new questions this morning surrounding the sudden transfer of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead. why jahi mcmath's family is not releasing the name of the new facility. >> arctic blast causing chaos for people across 25 states. the blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures could impact your travel plans. >> there is a chance the 49ers could play one last game at candlestick park. the series of events to make that happen. >> a live look from oakland toward san francisco and it is a misty morning. christina loren will take care of that in weather. it's monday, january 6, this is "today in the bay."
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2014 10:00pm EST
how angry i was at the press secretary for george w. bush who wrote a kiss and tell book about the president while he was still in office. i feel the exact same way about this. the congress is far less interested in getting to the bottom of anything than making sure there quit get played in the legal media -- local media the next morning. host: this is another excerpt. i saw this feature on the wall street journal website. guest: you mean president obama? host: president obama, and bush. guest: that is been one of the big criticisms for president obama. i do wish that he would spend more time reaching across the aisle, and actually having and developing those kind of relationships. it is what it is. he has talked about this himself, he is talked about how he wants to focus on his family life, his two girls come first for him, they are young, so they need a lot of time. as a mother, i understand that. these are criticisms that, in the book, that at the end of the day, i do not think they diminish what this president has accomplished, both domestically, as well as internationally. bo
FOX News
Jan 27, 2014 6:00pm PST
consistent practice of all modern presidents, president obama, president george w. bush are about tied when it comes to the number of executive orders, first five years in office, obama, 167 that they issued. >> well you know, there are executive orders, the executive order was intended to allow the president of the united states to get his arms around and control the machinery of the executive branch, of which he was the head, the justice department, certain agencies he can control. >> to carry out his ability that the laws are faithfully executed. >> that is the key, megyn, the line you just quoted, faithfully executed. that means he has to enforce the laws as they were written, as they were intended, whether he agrees or not. here is where they can go over the line. if he so changes the law by enforcing part and not enforcing part. that the meaning and purpose and intent of the law is different from what congress enacted, then he -- >> what, specifically, is he doing that on, is he expected to do it on or has he done it on -- >> he has been doing it on immigration, he basically re-w
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2014 1:00pm PST
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Bloomberg
Jan 15, 2014 8:00pm EST
. he served as secretary of defense for two presidents, george w. bush and barack obama. he spent 26 years at the cia and the national city council. this week, he made international headlines with the lease of his new book. "duty am a. memoirs of a secretary at war" it gives a behind the scenes look at the white house and the pentagon under both presidents. some say it is one of the most candid accounts of washington ever written. i am pleased to have bob gates back at this table. so please explain your next to me. [laughter] neck to me. [laughter] is that myell people wife and i were sitting at the table and that happened to mention casually that i was thinking about going back to government. the thing i knew, i went up in the er with a broken neck. [laughter] and she said i don't know what happened. seriousness, pure clumsiness. i tripped on a rug in our house on new year's day. just crashed into a wall. i have to wear this apparatus for a total of 12 weeks. but there is no pain and no impairment. well, we'll see if there is any impairment. at least no physical impairment. [laughte
CNN
Jan 13, 2014 3:28pm PST
understand, that when george w. bush was president, we extended unemployment benefits. we didn't look for ways of offsetting it because we knew that during good times we collected money in the unemployment insurance funds to use when we're in a recession, that we didn't have to offset these costs. now all of a sudden the ground rules are changing, which are not only hurting families but hurting our economy. why did you change the ground rules here? >> as you know the biggest problems is there aren't jobs for these people. the jobs numbers in december were terrible. the fewest number of jobs created over the last three years. that's the real problem here. even in the health care field where nancy pelosi said pass the health care law there would be 4 million jobs immediately. they actually lost jobs in the health care field according to numbers in doctor's offices and hospitals as well as home health care. there are huge concerns with the economy. you and i agree that if somebody is out of work, that impacts their health, that impacts the way they think about themselves, their identity.
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2014 3:00pm PST
bills. that was george w. bush. and bush was out there saying we got to help those folks. >> george w. bush said we've got to help these people. we have to help them pay their bills? >> exactly. so now you have a republican party well to the right of george w. bush. and in the process, they're hurting the economy. that there was one study that showed that in the last month just up to now by not extending these benefits, we pull $400 million out of state economies. it's good because it's purchasing power. that people spend the money and that creates jobs. so it's just a crazy thing with unemployment at 7% and at 8% or 9% in some states that we're not extending these benefits. >> in your article you predict a re-emergence of the democratic left in 2014. what you call a progressive resr resurgence is what you call it. quote, the democratic left is animated by the battle against growing inequality and declining social mobility. their goal is to reform the system so it spreads its benefits more widely. you say this is good news for the political center. why is that, e.j.? >> well, because we have see
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2014 7:02am EST
incorporated. and years before george w. bush would describe an axis of evil -- a confederation of terrorist states becaus but it was the cln administration that made the rogue regime part of washington's lexicon. when defense secretary aspen unveils the proliferation initiative in december 1993, he warned that the new nuclear danger we face is perhaps a handful of nuclear devices in the hands of rogue states or even terrorist groups. speaking in 1994 european politicians in brussels, let in and self-described iran and libya as rogue states. secretary of state warren christopher repeatedly referred to iran and iraq as rogue regimes during an address at georgetown university later that same year. in each case the clinton administration focus more on roads towards the united states rather than to the danger of the of people. saddam hussein was a rogue lid because he pursued nuclear weaponry and had invaded kuwait. he was not a rogue because he gassed kurds and massacred shia. tony lake, clinton's national security advisor, sought to define the concept we've been together all the para
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2014 3:19pm EST
. how would you apply that phrase to george herbert walker and george w.? >> well, the idea -- curiosity. i don't think either of them had a lot of intellectual curiosity in the sense of trying to find out things outside their orbit. the advantage president bush, if father, had is he had vast experience in a lot of things. he had been a businessman, an oil man, he had been the director of central intelligence, he had been the head of the republican national committee, a member of congress from texas. so it did have a lot of varied experiences. and he used that to a good extent. now, he didn't have, he didn't learn a lot in addition when he was president as i said president kennedy did that, but i don't think president bush the father did. if anything, the son was less willing to learn about things. there's always this discussion of president bush, the son, was he, was he, frankly, too stupid to be president. you've heard all this argument. i never felt that way. i think he was perfectly, had perfect brain power to be president, it's just he did not have the intellectual curiosity. if he didn't need to learn about something, he wasn't going to learn it. now, he did learn about the middle east, he did learn about terrorism, he learned about the eco
Univision
Jan 27, 2014 6:30pm PST
año era suficiente . >> después renujcio . >> george w. bush dijo eje del mal por varios países que amenazaban la paz mundial . >> wilson para al obama diciendo que mentia porque no tendría la "reina reforma de salud inmigrantes . >> el martes podrá ver el discurso del presidente barack obama . >> [información en pantalla] . . >> [música] . >> es la música erik losson el hombre malboro de 1978 a 1981 , fallecio de enfermedad pulmonar, vinculada al tabaco . >> vemos esto murió en california de falla respiratoria por esta enfermedad cuya causa e shumo del tabajo el fumo de los 14 años con él son 4 muertos por una enfermedad después de salir de la publicidad salió contra el tabaquismo y hablo de efectos negativos . >> michoacán vive clima donde la violencia es pan de cada día, la comunidad una de las más numerosas lucha por conservar la cultura, se ve como se quieren adaptar a la vida en los estados unidos . >> mientras que en michoacán la violencia aumenta, y grupos de auto defensa en illinois , indigenas tratan de mantener viva la lengua, que llegaron a chicago desde ch
KOFY
Dec 31, 2013 11:30pm PST
of former president george w. bush, as you well know. >> the white house is taking a look back at 2013. just ahead the touching and troubling moments this year for the president captured in photos. also i'm really sad about this closing down. it's an institution. >> for some it's an institution where fans root on the stanford cardinal. why it's going silent right before tomorrow's rose bowl. >> and the dramatic images caused by the high and lows >>> dubai rang in the new year and then some. a record setting show. organizers lit up the shoreline with a six-minute extravaganza that included 500,000 fireworks, breaking the previous record set by kuwait, in fact shattering that record. >> london welcomed in 2014 with a twist this year. for the first time you could actually taste the fireworks display. the display was packed with peach flavored snow, edible banana confetti and orange scented bubbles. the idea was to appeal to all of the senses. >> the official white house photographer released images of some of the president's most memorable moments of 2013. here's mr. obama singing ha
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2014 11:00am EST
surveillance programs that were in place by the george w. bush administration. mr. hayden was speaking sunday talking about president obama's surveillance groups -- programs.
ABC
Dec 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
houston. she's also the mother of former president george w. bush, as you well know. >> the white house is taking a look back at 2013. just ahead the touching and troubling moments this year for the president captured in photos. also -- >> i'm really sad about this closing down. it's an institution. >> for some it's an institution where fans root on the stanford cardinal. why it's going silent right before tomorrow's rose bowl. >> and the dramatic images caused by the high and lows >>> dubai rang in the new year and then some. a record setting show. organizers lit up the shoreline with a six-minute extravaganza that included 500,000 fireworks, breaking the previous record set by kuwait, in fact shattering that record. >> london welcomed in 2014 with a twist this year. for the first time you could actually taste the fireworks display. the display was packed with peach flavored snow, edible banana confetti and orange scented bubbles. the idea was to appeal to all of the senses. >> the official white house photographer released images of some of the president's most memorable moments
Comedy Central
Jan 14, 2014 11:00pm PST
conservative to 50-year-old frat boy conservative to george w. bush conservative to conservative to fox liberal. >> you walk down the street you must feel like a chinaman walking in an nba rally. >> i would like to have a personal masseuse, preferly crean. they must teach about drug scam and pickpocket people. iranians kill people. no more student visas for muslim students. >> jon: slow down! that's their liberal well. more on the five it's our own samantha bee. samantha, nice to see you. hello. [cheers and applause] now, is a samantha -- samantha, what do you feel like the panel shows like the five bring to the analysis of the news? >> jon, i'm sorry please don't compare the five to other panel shows. okay? the five is so much more than just a panel show. it's like itself. it is everything. [laughter] >> jon: how are they different from a panel show? >> jon, perhaps you are unacquainted with my one woman show inspired by the five. i shall now perform it for you. >> jon: actually i don't think we have -- >> easy little jon, mama is in control now. [ laughter ] jon, the five is the story
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2014 8:00am EST
. now we come to president george w. bush. the decider as he called himself. he had this notion that he knew better. he said i am a conviction politician. not in terms of a felony, but in terms of believing things. he said i will make my decisions on what i believe and i don't care what anybody else thinks. i'm just going to do what i think is right. now karl rove, his political architect briefed the polls, but often bush really didn't pay that much attention to them. he ended up running for reelection, basically on the idea he could keep the country safe. then he fell into this whole second term jinx our second term the overreached people fell into president obama now is pushing for privatization, partial privatization of social security unpopular in the polls. the iraq war was going very badly. he didn't pay a lot of attention to public opinion on that. the other quick point about bush in isolation as hurricane katrina. he was on vacation at his ranch in texas and the terrible hit. i want you to pay attention to us. but president bush did not. people in the state and just baking we
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2014 3:00am PST
mark halpern. former communications director for george w. bush, nicole wallace. >> hi. >> i just sit in the morning in this chair. so we have conversations. conversations. >> that's right. >> i plumped down here. the david remnick article i read in "the new yorker" made me sympathetic for president bush. she said, "it's a crummy job." mike didn't have the same impression. first, you. on the david remnick piece, read through it and the incoming in so quick and so fast and you never get to be the president you want to be. george w. bush was going to have a restraint in foreign policy and barack obama was going to do all of these different things and, instead, he is talking about nsa and gitmo is still open, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. >> right. >> what did you think when you were reading the piece? and talk about why it's a crummy job. >> i think you run for president and the entire objective is so humanize your candidate to show the kind of person they would be be, how they would transform the office of the presidency. that is our romance novel, right, in american politics? we wa
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2014 10:00am EST
deficits are raging, as they were under george w. bush. when president obama took over, he inherited a $1.4 trillion deficit from george bush. and george bush inherited surpluses from bill clinton. it took him -- and i'm exaggeratexagerating -- 15 minut two wars on a credit card. no problem, no offsets. tax cuts to billionaires. no problem, no offset. and the deficit soared to $1 bo- $1.4 trillion. when president obama came in he not only had to deal with raging deficits, he had to deal with the worst recession since the great depression, and all you hear is -- from the republican side -- this president didn't do enough here, didn't do enough ... nothing is enough. nothing is enough. we are now in a situation where this deficit has been cut in half -- cut in half, mr. president. down to $560 billion. and we want to see it disappear, just as we did when bill clinton was president, the democrats passed a budget that balanced and set in motion a surplus, which was destroyed when george w. bush was president. let's be clear on the history. there's facts. there's stubborn things. they're re
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2014 6:00am PST
presidential campaign and borrowing a page from george w. bush, education being a big part of it. now we're in a whole new ball game. let's move on. 40-year veteran of the house and one of its most accomplished legislators announced he was retiring. he was just 29 when first elected in 1974. he is one of the last of that class of watergate babies to remain in congress. only his california colleague, henry waxman, remains in the house after miller steps down. in the senate, tom harkin elected to the house in '74 and then to the senate '84 also is retiring. henry waxman may be the last guy left on that, at least him and pat leahy to represent the watergate generation. fiery presence on the house floor, universal health care and workers' rights. miller was already a six-term veteran by the time democratic leader nancy pelosi arrived in the house. and he has been called her consigliare. she called his excitement for the legislative process infectious. said of miller, air and water are cleaner, workers' rights are better protected, more young people can afford to go to college and more wor
FOX News
Jan 29, 2014 2:00am PST
address. he has gone from blaming george w. bush to plagiarizing george w. bush. >> all of the reks a and highlights up next. >> a dangerous deep freeze paralyzing the city all across the south. road conditions are so bad children slept on a school bus overnight. >> in hours times square officially becomes super bowl boulevard. how you can make thousands of dollars even if you are not planning to go to the game. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to you. it is wednesday. welcome to "fox & friends first". if you are just waking up i am ainsley aiearhardt. >> i am heather childers. another year another state of the union address. this year president obama vowing to use the power of the pen and side step congress to clear the 2014 agenda. >> doug luzader joins us live from washington. tell us all about it. >> the president said the state of the union is wrong his relationship with congress however isn't. he promised to do what he can on his own. >> but america does not stand still and neither will i. the so wherever and whenever i can take steps without legislation t
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2014 7:00pm EST
angry i was at the press secretary for george w. bush who wrote a kiss and tell book about the president while he was still in office. i feel the exact same way about this. they are far less concerned about getting the truth, then ir good quip for the next morning. another quote -- guest: you mean president obama? host: president obama, and bush. guest: that is been one of the big criticisms for president obama. i do wish that he would spend more time reaching across the, and actually having and developing those kind of relationships. it is what it is. he has talked about this himself, he is talked about how he wants to focus on his family life, his two girls come first for him, their young, so they need a lot of time. as a mother, i understand that. these are criticisms that, in the book, that at the end of the day, i do not think they diminish what this president has accomplished, both domestically, as well as internationally. on givingalso focuses the president and a lot of kudos on the decisions he has made on the world stage. gotten -- hillary clinton and a lot of kudos on
PBS
Jan 8, 2014 6:00pm PST
presidents george w. bush and obama, robert gates oversaw critical moments in the iraq and afghanistan wars. he would emotionally address the troops in the field. but back home showed a stoic public face. gates opens up about his frustration with the presidents he served and the congress he had to testify before in a new book, "duty: memoirs of a secretary at war" he writes of one meeting in 2011 with mr. obama and general david petraeus, who then commanded military forces in afghanistan: >> as i sat there i thought: the president doesn't trust his >> woodruff: we expect to interview the former defense secretary next tuesday, but for now, we turn to washington post staff writer greg jaffe, who covered robert gates and has read an advance copy of the book. greg jaffe, good to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> woodruff: so you did get the book early and you covered him for his entire five years under both presidents. what mainly stands out in this book? >> well, the thing that stood out to me most was just the emotional told that the wars took on him and that the
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2014 6:00am PST
for them, including the middle class. only presidents harry truman and george w. bush have begun the sixth year in the white house in a place as weak as the president is politically today. 43% approve. 68% say the country is stagnant or worse off since mr. obama took office. just 31% say the country is better off. just 40% say they're optimistic or confident and hopeful about the president's remaining time in office. another 59% say they are either uncertain and wondering or pessimistic and worried. there's a deep overall pessimism that's clouding the public's mood. ready for this? the tenth straight year, a decade, folks, where more americans say the country is headed on the wrong track than headed in the right direction. this time it's 63% and 28% respectively. when asked to describe where america is headed, the number one word was downhill. overall, two-thirds of the responses were negative words like that. others included stagnant, disaster and declining. and just 3% called the state of the nation strong. more respondents called it divided, troubled and deteriorating. 90% of folk
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2014 7:00am EST
the george w. bush presidential library. we, thank you for being with us. we want to talk about the presidential library. you honest job have been involved in 12 different presidential libraries. what makes the george w. bush presidential library and museum different from some of the other ones you have worked at? guest: it is a very special place. eight consequences -- consequential years and our nation for the history. you're right, i have been involved with 23 years. great for many reason, especially its interactivity. just about every gallery, there are interactive consoles. that is one of the biggest, and we get from folks about this interactive exhibit. and of course the stories themselves, the stories about september 11, about the wars in iraq and afghanistan, so many things that we cover in this museum. our archives are very different in that we have a lot of paper records of course but also a massive electronic collection. some 80 terabytes of electronic information. so what you see at the us library the first time of the impact of the computer in the white house. host: we
FOX
Jan 19, 2014 10:00am PST
, general, isn't the basic surveillance structure that george w. bush started after 9/11, isn't that still intact? >> absolutely. and let me add one more item to your list, going after incription. his commission said we should pull back on that. he never mentioned incription once in your talks. >> in terms of the basic structure of george w. bush -- >> exactly. the president embraced it. he has a political problem, i don't mean to trivialize it. in a democracy, political problems are serious. he is willing to shave points off flexibility and add administrative burdens. >> do you agree? >> i think that we will -- we are going to maintain our ability to protect the united states, that's extremely important. talking about incription, we know that there is a tax on the united states all the time from foreign governments which is enormous problem for this country. so we will protect against that. the concern everybody has is allowing our government to have such a reach into your private life, my private life and everybody else's that we are -- we have a government controlling us instead of us c
PBS
Jan 15, 2014 12:00am PST
presidents, george w. bush and barack obama, and also spent 26 years at the cia and on the national security council. this week he made international headlines with the release of his new book, the book is called duty, memoirs of a secretary at war. the book delves into some of the diagnosisest national security issues of the past decade and also gives a behind the scenes look at the white house and the pentagon under both presidents. some say it is one of the most candid accounts of washington ever written. i am pleased to have bob gates back at this table. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> rose: so please explain your neck to me. >> well, so i, what i am telling you my wife becky and were, i were sitting at the kitchen table and i just happened to mention casually i was thinking about going back into government and the next thick i knew, thing i knew i woke up in the er with a broken neck. >> rose: and she said i don't know what happened. >> but in all seriousness, just pure clumsiness i tripped on a rug. >> rose: on a rug? >> in our house on new year's day and just crashed. >>
FOX News
Jan 15, 2014 2:00am PST
continue bash president george w. bush in front of him and other members who served during the bush administration. >> everyone would trash the bush teal a. bunch of bush team or whatever. are we invisible? we were integral members of that team. >> robert gates was an outstanding member of his team who helped shape the right strategy for afghanistan. >> robert gates will be joining fox and friends this morning at 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 eastern time. >> the obamacare enrollment deadline for people with preexisting conditions is extended again as the white house reacts to the lack of young people signing up. we are live in dc with the latest obamacare changes. another extension? >> that's right. a relatively obscure web site. this program has been in place for some time. it is being phased out. those that get insurance under this program will have another two months to transition over to obamacare policy. this is just the latest delay, though, for the healthcare law is the white house is growing increasingly concerned about the number of young people who simply aren't seeking since. >> it
FOX Business
Jan 6, 2014 10:00pm EST
and former member of the george w. bush senior staff brad lachemann. good to have you both here. talk about income inequality that's go to 53 percent disapproval rating for this president with the latest daley gallup poll. key cannot see right now to do anything right. what is the way to improve called numbers for the president? >> with the start of the new ear you have to get back to your base look at the decline of his poll numbers. what is outstanding much has come up from the democrats and independents. if he could start to get the democrats back in line to demonstrate some competence especially with the obamacare web site, making sure enough are registered zero they have a functional marketplace, i think that would make a lot of decrats very happy singing hallelujah. and independents have been turned off so if he could stop the bleeding he could help the numbers go up but there's not much with the republicans. lou: how were they in your judgment handling of the mess of obamacare, the failure repeated in the media day after day? >> of great job. after the government shut dow
FOX News
Jan 23, 2014 10:00am PST
deputy to george w. bush. richard, i will start wu. you heard charles krauthammer call it a train wreck because the back end issues don't allow the insurers to determine who is designed. >> i think there is issues with the website and figuring out the back end side. but folks who have already enrolled as of december 31st they are getting health care. we have fixed it for some folks and the white house will make sure it is fixed for the other folks as well. the affordable care act is more than a website. it is making coverage better and you know, opening up the flood gates for folks who get health care. >> these are the words from the administration, they are the ones who put out the warning and it was jim angle who found that. you have 60 days to fix it or as charles describes there, there could be hell to pay; what do you think? >> i think all hell broke loose already. and we know accessibility problems and then a cyber security issue and privacy issue with the site and now insurance companies are on the hook to insure these folks can't get the information out of the administration to
FOX News
Jan 13, 2014 11:00pm PST
wage and extend unemployment benefits but president george w. bush's former press secretary is looking at the number. ari fleischer said the best way to fight back is get married. good to see you. >> thank you. >> tell me why getting married is the best way out of this income equality issue? >> when you look at what happened to america since the war on poverty began 93% were born into homes that had two parents, two married parents. now, the numbers are abysmal. almost half of all children are born into homes out of wedlock. single moms raising question. one-quarter of all whites, 50% of all hispanic and three-quarters of every black baby has a dad who's not there, parents not married. you wonder why it's so hard to raise children and make ends meet. from the moment they're born they don't have a chance. much harder for them than a family born with two parents. that's such a big driver between income and equality and poverty. children being raised in single parent homes where the dad was never there and never there from the start. it's common sense. >> in your op-ed piece in "t
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